Living Age Volume 110

Living Age Volume 110

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...as she was blind to the grammatical blunders which the glibness of Patty's utterance disguised. So that now this order to ring the bell sounded as a matter of course to Patience. The waiter came, a bullet-headed, pinkchecked Fleming, who took a great interest in these "dames voyageuses," as he called them. "Ah," up went his shoulders and his hands, "it is a ity, but there is an English monsieur w 0 has just demanded the book." He looked at Patty, but she did not condescend to answer; De Mirancourt had told her nothing was so important as reserve and dignity with inferiors. " Tell him to bring it as soon as he can, and come here, Patience; " then she whispered, " Will you find out if the gentleman who hasjust asked for the book is the new arrival this morning '1' " Miss Latimer walked away to the windew, and looked down into the courtyard while the conversation went on between the companion and the waiter. "I believe I ought to have sent them on to the landing. 'Veil, there's one comfort, when I'm really launched I shan't be likely to come to a quiet place like this inn, so if I do make mistakes here they are not likely to injure me afterwards." The quaint courtyard, with its stone figures and jars filled with scarlet creeping blossoms, made a quiet scene of repose--of picturesque, richly coloured still life; for 'the old walls around it were genial in their show of vines: purple and golden grapes hung in ripe luxuriance everywhere, and below, climbing up, as if to reach them, were wreaths of flaming nasturtiuui flowers, with broad cool green leaves. But there was no leisure in the heiress's mind at present for the exquisite...show more

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  • Paperback | 640 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 33mm | 1,125g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123674957X
  • 9781236749574